Woman spared 40 lashes

| 07/09/2009

(CNN): A woman put on trial for wearing clothing deemed indecent by Sudanese authorities was fined Monday, but will not get the 40 lashes she could potentially have faced, her lawyer said. Lubna al-Hussein does not intend to pay the fine, which means she will be jailed for a month, her lawyer Nabil Adib in Khartoum told CNN. Al-Hussein, who was arrested in July for wearing pants deemed too tight and a blouse considered too sheer, will appeal to the constitutional court, Adib said. Al-Hussein pleaded not guilty, her lawyer said. The judge did not allow her to call defense witnesses or hear a defense case. (Left: the outfit she was wearing when arrested)

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